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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-27-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By briandmiles
If I recall correctly a water softener will take...

If I recall correctly a water softener will take out the gh and leave the kh so that would be your answer.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,214
Posted By briandmiles
I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing...

I've been thinking of doing the exact same thing with my upcoming (probably much further away than I would like) tank and stand. I've also been looking at the poret foam but I would still do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-15-2016, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By briandmiles
If you dose ferts in the water column you don't...

If you dose ferts in the water column you don't need root tabs. I've grown beautiful, thick carpets and never used root fertilizers.

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Forum: Lighting   05-25-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By briandmiles
I've found that the glass will quite often...

I've found that the glass will quite often reflect more than enough light to overcome shadowing

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-24-2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By briandmiles
Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!

Looking very nice. Keep having fun with it!
Forum: Equipment   05-21-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By briandmiles
That's the way I would do it.

That's the way I would do it.
Forum: Lighting   05-19-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By briandmiles
You could get 2 and then dim them. Sent from...

You could get 2 and then dim them.

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Forum: Substrate   05-17-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By briandmiles
I recall seeing a picture of one of Tom Barr's...

I recall seeing a picture of one of Tom Barr's tanks where he was growing some HC in about 0.5 inch of substrate. It wasn't that long ago I saw it either and he said they grew that way with no...
Forum: Photography   05-12-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By briandmiles
That second fish shot you almost had it. ...

That second fish shot you almost had it. Overhead flash would definitely make it better.

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Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2016, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By briandmiles
Not to rain on your parade but that doesn't look...

Not to rain on your parade but that doesn't look like low iron glass. Hopefully it just didn't come through in the picture.

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Forum: DIY   04-23-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By briandmiles
I want a larger overflow to accommodate a...

I want a larger overflow to accommodate a beananimal setup with three drains. This seems to be the ultimate in quiet and safe sump operation. Both very important considerations for my wife.

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Forum: DIY   04-19-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By briandmiles
I agree, they are definitely overpriced. What I...

I agree, they are definitely overpriced. What I like about the Glass Holes Threejole is that the box in the tank is relatively small, and the plumbing attaches directly to the bulkhead next to the...
Forum: DIY   04-19-2016, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By briandmiles
My intention is to have the glass cut by...

My intention is to have the glass cut by professionals prior to me putting the tank together. I don't want a coast to coast because I'm going to drill the back for the returns as I don't want...
Forum: DIY   04-18-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 830
Posted By briandmiles
DIY All Glass Tank Build Question on Overflow/Sump

Background:

I've been out of the hobby for a few years (since 2010 when I deployed). At that time I was the proud owner of the rebuilt Big Clear Kahuna that I had picked up from Scolley and...
Forum: DIY   06-23-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,818
Posted By briandmiles
The colors look really good. I was a bit...

The colors look really good. I was a bit concerned that the blues/reds were going to stick out but they don't.
Forum: Equipment   04-28-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,289
Posted By briandmiles
I lost a whole tank of fish and plants while on...

I lost a whole tank of fish and plants while on deployment (my poor wife had to deal with it). I got this notice and returned the defective killer to Petsmart for cash back. Didn't even get close...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   01-23-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By briandmiles
Yeah, it's raining. Brian

Yeah, it's raining.

Brian
Forum: Fish   09-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By briandmiles
I think they are "soft" to begin with but once...

I think they are "soft" to begin with but once they have acclimated to your tank they seem to last a good long time- barring any diseases.

Brian
Forum: Equipment   07-25-2008, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,135
Posted By briandmiles
Get a Aquacontroller Jr. and a DC8. Brian

Get a Aquacontroller Jr. and a DC8.

Brian
Forum: Fish   07-24-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,918
Posted By briandmiles
Really bad gas, J/K Brian

Really bad gas, J/K

Brian
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-24-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,871
Posted By briandmiles
Is one tank enough? My better half says...

Is one tank enough?

My better half says "yes"... and she's willing to enforce it.

Brian
Forum: Equipment   07-22-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,295
Posted By briandmiles
That means that the 9w model will kill parasites,...

That means that the 9w model will kill parasites, algae and Bacteria at a flow rate of 55 gallons per hour but only algae and bacteria at 121 ghp and only bacteria at 253 gph. Your filters are rated...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-21-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By briandmiles
Yeah, I really hate using chemicals but I'm...

Yeah, I really hate using chemicals but I'm questioning the addition of ethanoic acid as opposed to NH4+ as they are both chemicals.

Brian
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-20-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,266
Posted By briandmiles
Yeah, I'm sure that the vast majority of dentists...

Yeah, I'm sure that the vast majority of dentists aren't looking out for the oral health of their patients. They just want to kill us all for some reason I can't possibly fathom.

Brian
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-08-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,434
Posted By briandmiles
I avoid it at all cost right now...too...

I avoid it at all cost right now...too depressing.

Brian
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